CLASS OF 1959

NOVEMBER 27, 1941 - MARCH 11, 1992

Services for Doran Eugene Stephens, 617 Leroy, Osawatomie, were held Sunday in Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home.

Mr. Stephens, 50, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 11, 1992, in Miami County Hospital, Paola, after suffering a massive hear attack at his home.

The son of Virgil Eugene and Katherine Arlene Poole Stephens, he was born Nov. 27, 1941, in Osawatomie. He grew up in Osawatomie where he attended school, graduating in 1959 from Osawatomie High School.

Mr. Stephens drove trucks and buses all his life. In 1968, he began a career of driving school buses for the Clyde Day Bus Service. He was best known as "Convoy" to the many children and coaches he transported. After the bus service was purchased by Crabtree-Harmon Bus Co., he worked for that firm. He had also farmed and worked in various stores in Osawatomie.

He and Doris Bryan Angleton were married Aug. 20, 1966, in Kansas City, Mo., and they made their home in Osawatomie.

Mr. Stephens was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Osawatomie.

Survivors include his wife, Doris, of the home; three stepchildren, Phyllis Hooker, Borger, Texas, Shirley Ferguson, Jacksonville, Ark., and Bob Angleton, Wichita; four grandsons; a foster daughter, Nancy Richards; and three foster grandchildren.

Francis Wendt and Mathew Wendt were the officiants. Pallbearers were Bruce Bowker, Kenneth Benedict, John Bennett, George Crosby, Wayne Day, Albert Clark, John Wendt, and Pat Tenpenny. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Cook, Dwight Butler, Bill Fisher, Ben Wendt, Raymond Mathia and Fred Heinitz. Burial was in Osawatomie Cemetery.

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